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2011 Walsrode - Shoebill

The Shoebill , Balaeniceps rex, also known as Whalehead, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill.

The adult bird is 115150 cm (4560 in) tall, 100140 cm (4055 in) long, 230260 cm (91125 in) across the wings and weighs 4 to 7 kg (8.8-15.5 lbs).
The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.
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